This course is a primary teaching apprenticeship with QTS. This means that candidates will follow a primary qualification with and additional pathway of SEND. Upon completion trainees are presented with QTS.
Our course is unique in the fact that you will complete placements in both the primary and special sector. By doing so, we believe that you will become a much more well rounded practitioner that is employable in both sectors.
Our course runs in partnership with the University of Derby who are recognised as an outstanding HEI provider.
Link tutor visits, key assessment points and level 6 studies are required to be completed throughout the course of the year. All of these elements are designed to ensure trainees are aware of current pedagogical and theoretical approaches to learning.
In addition to the university lectures, trainees are provided with in school ‘Hub’ days that further deepen the knowledge of classroom pedagogy which are facilitated by current school practitioners in a range of areas.
Placements are conducted in contrasting key stages and sectors.
There are 3 placements in total. Placements 1 and 3 will be conducted at the candidates host school in their preferred key stage. Placement 2 is conducted at a partner school and will be in the candidates opposite key stage. For example, if your placements 1 and 3 were in KS1, then placement 2 would be in KS2 and vice versa.
You need a UK Honours degree (preferably 2:2) or above
GCSE Grade C or above in English Language, Maths and a Science. You need to have already gained the required GCSE grades when you apply.
If you have the motivation, commitment, resilience and ability to inspire a love of learning, then this is the course for you.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required at the point of accepting a place at the University. The Disclosure and Barring Service was established when the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged in 2012 and will now provide the criminal records checking service for this course.
This is to be discussed with the host school.
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
The Loughborough Learning Alliance is a Teaching School based in Loughborough, Leicestershire. We are one of 8 Teaching Schools in the county.
We provide Primary, Special Educational Needs (SEND) and Secondary Teacher Training.
We work with a number of schools to provide high quality placements and we ensure that our trainees are well supported throughout their training year (and beyond).
About the accredited body
As an outstanding provider, the University of Derby provide excellent academic support and challenge to our trainees. The support and knowledge provided to our trainees through the University of Derby ensures that all are treated as an individual whilst also feeling part of a much larger collegiate group.
Through level 7 studies and exposure to educational topics and pedagogies the University of Derby ensure that all trainees are adequately skilled to work and adapt in an ever changing classroom environment and profession.
You will have to attend an interview prior to starting the apprenticeship.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We would encourage applicants with any specific needs to talk to us so that we can plan accordingly to meet their requirements to support and accommodate.
Ashmount School Thorpe Hill Loughborough Leicestershire LE11 4SQ
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